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The Gold Angel of the Helen Hayes Theater

The Gold Angel of the Helen Hayes Theater
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At 255 West 43rd Street, two cupids and one angel coated in gold paint live in the lobby of the Common Ground Community’s residence, The Times Square. Saved from the façade of the original Helen Hayes Theatre, the figures keep a protective watch over the residents, according to 10-year tenant Jim Davis. Davis arrived some […]


Conan in Art at Coco’s MoCA

Conan in Art at Coco's MoCA
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AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Late-night funnyman Conan O’Brien is holding an exhibit of his fan art on Columbus Circle promoting his brief return to New York for a week of filming.


Wu Talks Gowns and Grants at Fashion U

Wu Talks Gowns and Grants at Fashion U
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This month, Teen Vogue gave 500 students the opportunity to ask Jason Wu, Betsey Johnson, Michael Kors and other top tier designers about the industry and their work.


Crowd-Pleasing Detour Spotlights Anita’s Way

Crowd-Pleasing Detour Spotlights Anita’s Way
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Times Square just turned the spotlight on Anita’s Way. Artist Adam Frank unveiled his newest installation, a simple spotlight in a passageway — hoping to brighten people’s days as they pass by.


Unusual Grant Program Pays For Babysitting at the Theater

Unusual Grant Program Pays For Babysitting at the Theater
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Over the past two years, a fee on certain transactions between theaters and high-rise developers has funded a city grant program that contributes to theater-related programs.


Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival

Parents at PS11 Get Creative Raising Money with the Chelsea Fall Festival
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Chelsea’s William T. Harris School has a small but mighty PTA board. In an effort to raise money to keep the school’s crucial art programs alive, the group held its bi-annual Chelsea Craft Fall Festival.


Nurturing Fashion: Ruby Kobo and the Incubator

Nurturing Fashion: Ruby Kobo and the Incubator
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Yuvi Alpert of jewelry line Ruby Kobo offers an inside look at the CFDA Fashion Incubator and the life of an up and coming design team.


Poseidon Bakery, serving Hell’s Kitchen since 1923

Poseidon Bakery, serving Hell’s Kitchen since 1923
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For the past 88 years, four generations of Fable family members have been preparing traditional Greek pastries at Poseidon Bakery at 629 9th Ave. From the counter of this Hell’s Kitchen institution, owner Lili Fable has witnessed the neighborhood’s significant transformation in the past decade.


Irish Rep Theatre Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Irish Rep Theatre Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
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Actor Gabriel Byrne presents Irish Rep Theatre founders Ciaran O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore with the Irish American Writers and Artists Lifetime Achievement Award at a cocktail reception in Rosie O’Grady’s restaurant.


‘Billy Elliot’ to Close on Broadway, Leaving Ballet Girls Dancing in the Dark

'Billy Elliot' to Close on Broadway, Leaving Ballet Girls Dancing in the Dark
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The latest victim of the changing landscape of Broadway, Billy Elliot will close in January next year. The announcement came just two weeks after auditions were held for the roles of the ballet girls.


Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for “Beauty Contest”

Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for "Beauty Contest"
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The Austrian Cultural Forum launch their “Beauty Contest” exhibition, which will run until January. The exhibition attempts to subvert traditional concepts of beauty and features performances, sculpture, video, painting and photography from Austrian and international artists.


With de Kooning Exhibition, MoMA Hopes for a Blockbuster

With de Kooning Exhibition, MoMA Hopes for a Blockbuster
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MoMA’s new Willem de Kooning exhibit has garnered excellent reviews. But like a costly Hollywood film, the show is also something of a gamble.


Dining in the Dark Pops Up at Ace Hotel

Dining in the Dark Pops Up at Ace Hotel
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Breslin chef April Bloomfield designed a 5-course dinner for a ‘Dining in the dark’ pop-up event at the Ace Hotel in Midtown West, where guests navigated an elaborate menu relying only on touch, taste, smell and sound. Popular in Europe as the “Dans le noir’ franchise, the first permanent Dining in the Dark location will be open in New York in October, at Andrew’s Café on 38th Street.


Fountain Gallery Offers Artists a Way Back

Fountain Gallery Offers Artists a Way Back
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Fountain Gallery, a venue in Hell’s Kitchen representing artists struggling with mental illnesses, has opened the fall season with Brand New Work, a group exhibition. The show features over 40 works in mediums including oil, acrylic, charcoal, and digital photography.


Local Libraries Seize E-reader Opportunity, Large Public Libraries Lag

Local Libraries Seize E-reader Opportunity, Large Public Libraries Lag
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As the digital age consumes traditional print media, smaller libraries add programs offering tablet readers available for lending. Larger libraries provide remote access through a mobile app, but struggle to meet demands for loanable e-readers due to budget limitations.


Green Fashion Designers Make Big Screen Debut

Green Fashion Designers Make Big Screen Debut
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A series of short films featuring sustainable fashion collections premiered on a big screen – 30 feet wide, in fact – during Fashion Week.


The 12-Day Broadway Week that Few Got to See

The 12-Day Broadway Week that Few Got to See
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Broadway Week, a NYC & Company initiative to sell half price tickets to Broadway shows for 12 days, wrapped up on Sept.30. While the event provided some theatergoers with discounted prices, most either were unaware of the event or were disappointed that tickets were sparse and cost more than the half price that Taxi T.V. had advertised around the city.


Six Countries, 1,000 People Come Together to Create 9/11 Quilt

Six Countries, 1,000 People Come Together to Create 9/11 Quilt
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After 9/11, myriad New Yorkers asked the American Folk Art Museum to display patriotic crafts and projects that they had made to commemorate and mourn those who died in the attacks. One project, the 9/11 Tribute Quilt,⎯had such an amazing story behind it that it actually made the cut. The quilt is still on display today in the museum’s lobby, and its story requires new attention in light of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.